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OSMRE Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (MDTI)

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit

Program Purpose:

  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (MDTI) (formally known as the Acid Mine Drainage

Initiative) provides a forum for collaboration and information exchange with the following


  • Develop an understanding of acidic and toxic mine drainage (MD) so as to better predict, avoid, monitor, and remediate mine drainage;
  • Develop innovative solutions to acidic and toxic MD water-quality problems;
  • Identify, evaluate, and develop “best science” practices to predict acidic and toxic MD prior to mining; and
  • Develop successful cost-effective mitigation/remediation practices for existing sources of acidic and toxic MD.

OSMRE is looking for MDTI studies that address the goals listed above that have the potential

for improving the effectiveness of both the coal industry and the regulatory authority to conduct

and regulate surface coal mining and reclamation activities that protect the environment and the


Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Applicants must submit the appropriate Standard Form (SF)-424, Application for Federal

Assistance. Individuals applying as a private citizen (i.e., unrelated to any business or nonprofit

organization you may own or operate in your name), must complete the SF-424, Application for

Federal Assistance-Individual form. All other applicants must complete the standard SF-424,

Application for Federal Assistance. The required application forms are available with this

announcement on Grants.gov. The SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance must be

complete, signed, and dated. Do not include any proprietary or personally identifiable


Contact Information

Cecil Slaughter, Hydrologist

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Phone: (202) 208-2866

Email: cslaughter@osmre.gov

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